There is little agreement on the level and scope of taxation in America, but nearly all participants in the tax debates agree that the system needs fundamental reform. No matter the goals, including making the system fairer, more understandable, or easier to navigate, Brookings experts have long been in the center of developing recommendations for tax reform.
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Financing state and local pension obligations: Issues and options
July 19, 2016, William G. Gale and Aaron Krupkin
Many states and municipalities are struggling to fund defined benefit pension plans for their employees. Between 2009 and 2013, in order to improve their pension status, almost every state implemented some combination of lower benefit accruals and higher employer or employee contributions. Numerous cities made changes as well for similar reasons.
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